Once upon a time there was a little girl who loved horses and dogs and painting. After college, she was painting horses and dogs on everything from jean jackets to cowboy boots to ceramic tile murals and in 1989 M. K. Zeppa Studios was born.
That little girl was me...M. K. (short for Melissa Kaye) Zeppa... and I still paint every ceramic piece and custom pet portrait the studio produces.
As the studio grew, we developed a line of digitally decorated items that feature reproductions of my paintings on note cards, beverage coasters, mugs etc. We have built a huge digital library of breeds (over 250) and we add to it every year. Why so many? Because you ask for them!
All the items are produced in house in our Southwestern Virginia studio, to order. We only warehouse blank "canvases" and that means you can create, with our help, exactly what your heart desires. You can get your dog (or cat or horse) on it!
I absolutely love the job that Zeppa does with the personalized notecards!
I have two golden retrievers, and their breed depictions look exactly like my dogs.
They’re also very reasonably priced and I love the gold lined envelopes and the sealing sticker for the back of the envelope.
Whenever I send a note the recipient always comments on the quality of the note card. I even got a friend a gift from Zappa studios with featuring a boxer, and she loved it.
If you have a dog lover in your life, this is an excellent gift and the fact that it’s personalized really takes it over the top.
I highly recommend them.
Perfect for the Golden Retriever-obsessed note writer.
Lovely image, and just the right size (for example, "thank you for the chew toys.")
Perhaps we’re just lucky to have a gold-colored Golden Retriever and a white English Creme Golden Retriever—we know we are!—but the Retriever gifts couldn’t be more perfect for us and our beloved puppy families! We’ve already ordered & received two sets of personalized notecards…perfect for October birthdays! Thank you for your wonderful products and your obvious love of these beautiful animals ♥️🐾💕